Bella Monte

4.6
382 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bella Monte Restaurant and Enoteca is one of the most unique dining experiences in Virginia Beach. Our Enoteca wine store features over 300 selections of wines as well as 16 self service wine stations. Simply make your wine selection in the Enoteca and we will take that wine to your table at no additional charge. The restaurant offers always fresh seafood dishes and flavorful dishes of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. With fine wines, world class entertainment and friendly staff, Bella Monte is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm 10:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 425-6290
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
For over 25 years, Bella Monte has been providing the best in custom catering, from the most simple of parties to the most elaborate of affairs. If you're a discriminating customer, you'll appreciate the Bell Monte difference. Quality, detail, service, confidence, unwavering consistency and flair for for producing an event that is uniquely "your own" are qualities that have put Bella Monte in a class by itself. From decor consultation to menu structuring to wine service, Bella Monte makes the occasion unforgettable.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cardinal Road
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Entertainment
For the past 6 years, Bella Monte has been home to one of the finest Cabaret artists in the country. Charlie Wiseman has played in over 200 venues throughout the U.S. and U.K. From behind his 9-foot concert grand, Charlie gives you an evening filled with a captivating variety of theater, music and comedy. It doesn't get any better than this!

"The best all-around entertainer in Hampton Roads!" - Eric Stevens, Splash Magazine

"Keep playing and you can make a living!" -Duke Ellington
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Special events & promotions
Please call 757-425-6290 for details
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Bella Monte can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 382 People Are Saying
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New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the restaurant until we were through dining, everything was, as always, a pleasure.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. We were a little early but they seated us early and brought our food swiftly. The food tasted amazing. I recommend this restaurant for sure!

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W
Richmond
14 reviews
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great wine selection at very reasonable prices.

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M
Richmond
30 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision to come to Bella Monte. Love this jewel of a restaurant in VA Beach. Great service, terrific food and wonderful wine selection. We could not be more pleased. Highly recommend.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely dinner on vacation here!

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CG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I walked in and waited 14 seconds, the manager was walking by and ensured we were seated right away. The calamari diavolo was the best dish of the night. My wife loved the butterfly shrimp as well. The service staff is highly trained and work well together. We are defiantly going back.

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RS
Richmond
11 reviews
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Limited things I can eat on menu,
Salads are ok at best ,need to work on
Ceasar

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NN
Richmond
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t eat out often so when I do I want to be assured of good food and service...! This time was my turn to choose a restaurant for a long overdue catchup with good friends so Bella Monte was the place. It affords the perfect ambience for conversation!

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J
Richmond
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

When we arrived the table was ready and initially the service was good. Calamari appetizer was good, not special, but good. The main problem was the kitchen was horrendously slow. We had 2 kids so waiting an 1 1/2 for our food was a problem. The restaurant was not packed so it’s odd that the kitchen was so slow.

We were given multiple assurances our food was about ready. Asked for the manager and never saw him or her. As for the food, the ravioli was excellent. Walnut crusted chicken was cooked right but light on flavor. Prices were reasonable. If they could improve the service it would be a decent choice for the beach.

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VG
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Monte was absolutely amazing. Perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. Amazing food, wine, ambiance and service. A bit pricy, but worth every single penny.

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C
Richmond
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the hostess Hunter. Exceptional service

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T
Richmond
16 reviews
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Went for Mother's day Sunday brunch with my husband and son. My adult son does not eat eggs and there was only one choice on the menu that was not eggs. He had to get that and it was good but my husband and I got the frittatas which were overcooked and not good at all. For an evening meal it is good but the brunch idea did not work out well.

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F
Wilmington
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. Our waitress shared that this was their first brunch! The menu was wonderful! Very thoughtful food and beverage options that were reasonably priced. The food was fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and hope they decide to continue offering brunch!

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service 👍🏾🙌🏾
Food 🙌🏾👍🏾
Ambiance 🎹 player was Devine
Price $$ but worth it

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VB
Richmond
35 reviews
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Must have been an off night. Although we arrived before the rush it was an hour before our dinner was served. The "special" fish was uninspired. Our server was friendly and efficient even though she was new.

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CM
Richmond
10 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service. Didn’t feel rushed. Wine and cocktails excellent. Chocolate martini is a good dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

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R
1 review
2.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My wife and me frequent this establishment regularly. However, last Saturday the atmosphere was tensed. The waitresses seemed on edge, and when I addressed the owner/manager, he seemed to be in a bad mood. He is usually very friendly to me and my wife. However, he is human and is entitled to a bad day. My wife and I will always be valued customers, but the climate was very uncomfortable. We felt like we did something wrong by being there. I hope what was transpiring that particular night gets resolved quickly. Thank you

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MN
1 review
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, Bella Monte has amazing food plus we love the piano music on Friday evenings!

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TT
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was EXCELLENT

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A
Atlanta
14 reviews
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and wonderful service. The food was quite good. My daughter and I had lunch and our server was delightful.

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TH
Richmond
13 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and overall a great evening. We had quite a variety; walnut crusted chicken, almond crusted scallops, lamb and duck. Mandy, our waitstaff, could not have been more helpful or attentive. The piano player was most enjoyable, although it was difficult at times to carry on a conversation.

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DT
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with friends. Food, spirits, service and atmosphere is an experience to enjoy!

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Baltimore
1 review
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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Raleigh
1 review
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the ambiance was as well! Very nice experience - we will definitely come back on future visits to the area!

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TS
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Food and service were outstanding!!

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F
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little early and were immediately seated. Our waitress appeared immediately and was perfect throughout the night. Scallops and pork belly came straight down from heaven and the walnut crusted chicken was perfect! At some point during dinner we realized that someone was playing the piano. The ambiance was perfect as we were slowly aware of the music, it did not blast us when it started. As we began to listen it turned out that the pianist was very good. As we contemplated dessert we settled on one each while we dined and had to take another with us because it sounded to good to be left out. Tiramisu, flourless chocolate cake and coconut cake. All three perfect. And the coffee was fresh and steaming. We are definitely coming back, even though we will have to drive for an hour.

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M
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Very good wine selection. Relaxed atmosphere helped make it one of the best birthday dinners in years.

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D
Richmond
20 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Server attentive and awesome. Nice band. Worth the visit!!

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D
1 review
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The music was too loud to enjoy a conversation. The music was nice but needed to come down in volume. The food and service were very good.

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Charleston
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Monte far exceeded my expectations. The salmon was outstanding. Really outstanding.

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1 review
4.0Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitress was great, piano bar was too loud. Pork special on Va Bch menu was dry.

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W
Richmond
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome Valentine's Day dinner! Food was excellent, the service was good and an enjoyable time all around!

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Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and prompt friendly service.

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Richmond
5 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always!!!

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Palm Springs
5 reviews
5.0Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was extraordinarily good!

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KL
Richmond
5 reviews
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Monte is always good. Love the piano and drum duo -- such an elegant throwback! My husband's sausage lasagna was particularly tasty. We visited the Saturday night before New Year's - such a nice mix of families, couples, and group celebrations. They have a HUGE wine shop on one end of the restaurant with a cool bar surrounded by comfy sofas which gave that area an intimate and romantic vibe.

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MM
Richmond
37 reviews
4.0Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, especially when piano player is present. Wine list exceptional. Ordered the special Wednesday steak night special which includes choice of potato, salad and glass of wine for $24, not bad. Highly recommend the tomato Gorgonzola dressing for salad. Food was good but noticed the salad choices at dinner have changed. Coconut cake is still delicious. Overall, food was good but our server was a little distant, she offered bread but didn't take our drink order until 15 minutes later. Highly recommend they choose a better choice of bread such as crusty loaf unlike the bland bread they offer, but overall will come back again.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuisine is consistently excellent as is the service and wine!

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we dine at Belle Monte it is an absolutely delightful experience!

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J
Richmond
3 reviews
4.0Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have dined here on several occasions and have always received great service and had excellent meals. I will be back again!

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